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Pre-emptive war flagrantly contradicts the UN's legal framework.

Here The Nation presents a few of the works posted on "Poets Against the War," (www.poetsagainstthewar.org), the website set up by Sam Hamill, poet and editor, when he called for poems and statements against war in Iraq.

They're relegated to the side.
This role--which they cannot abide,
Which torments Frenchmen day and night--
Can make them do things out of spite.

It would be so much easier if the Bush Administration just dropped the confusing pretension of an earnest campaign for truth, international cooperation and the rule of law.

Among the few hundred thousand people who took to the streets of New York on February 15 to protest an invasion of Iraq were the current group of Nation interns.

"Among the Judenrat wannabes is your old friend and mine, Neve Gordon," wrote a Haifa University professor in one of his articles.

Even before the crucial February 14 meeting of the Security Council
(after this issue went to press), a significant milestone was reached in
the form of the proposal by France, Germany and Russ

As the senior American diplomat in Baghdad during Desert Shield, I
advocated a muscular US response to Saddam's brutal annexation of Kuwait
in flagrant violation of the United Nations charter.

NOTE: Because of an editorial error, last week's poem was
incorrectly printed. This is a corrected version. Our apologies to
Calvin Trillin (and to Cole Porter). --The Editors

The whole sad, messy world was on Code Orange alert on the day I left
for England.

Blogs

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April 17, 2015

Stephen Cohen talks to John Batchelor about what will happen if Minsk II fails.

April 16, 2015

The late author influenced a whole generation of Latin American leftists. 

April 13, 2015

Lincoln Chafee, who voted against authorizing Bush’s war, challenges Clinton—and her pro-war vote.

April 10, 2015

Workers’ willingness to take direct action could stem from a recognition that the golden era of Chinese manufacturing is on the wane.

April 9, 2015

Yes, despite claims to the contrary by pols and pundits.

April 9, 2015

Blame the US, not Putin, for undermining unity in Europe.

April 8, 2015

Neocons say Iran won't be like Iraq because it'll be easy. That's what they said about Iraq, too.

April 8, 2015

The European Commission and the IMF created the conditions that produced Syriza. Now they’re doing everything they can to strangle it in its cradle.

April 8, 2015

The vice president is promoting a 2016 budget that deepens the drug-war and free-trade agendas that contributed to the crisis.

April 7, 2015